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Alcohol consumption putting vast majority of Europeans at risk of digestive ca...
Vienna, 4 July, 2017 Citizens across the EU are consuming an average of 2 alcoholic drinks per day, placing drinkers at a 21 increased risk of developing colorectal cancer, in addition to other digestive cancers, a report finds. The report, launched today by United European Gastroenterology, revealed that the average daily intake of alcoholic drinks was moderate between 1 and 4 drinks per day in all 28 EU states, placing these citizens at a heightened risk ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 4
Generic drug prices increase when market competition decreases
1. Generic drug prices increase when market competition decreases Abstract http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 M16-1432 URLs go live when the embargo lifts Decreased market competition causes generic drug prices to rise significantly, according to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine . This trend appears likely to continue unless policies are enacted to stabilize generic drug markets in response to a decrease in competition. Prices for ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 4
Low temperature increases risk of DNA damage from UV radiation
Ultraviolet UV radiation exposure can cause DNA damage and may be one of the contributing factors in the global amphibian extinction crisis. New research from Prof Craig Franklin and a team of researchers from The University of Queensland, Australia shows how tadpoles living at low temperatures are more at risk of DNA damage than previously thought. We found that low temperatures hinder the effectiveness of the DNA repair mechanisms, says Prof Franklin, th ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 4
Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup increased in Canada after tariffs lowe...
Lower tariffs on high-fructose corn syrup HFCS in the North American Free Trade Agreement NAFTA were linked to higher supply and likely consumption of added sweeteners in Canada, including HFCS, found new research published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal The structuring of tariffs in NAFTA, which separated food and beverage syrups containing cane and beet sugars from HFCS, changed during NAFTA. Tariffs were removed from food and drink syrups ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 4
Blood of SIDS infants contains high levels of serotonin
WHAT Blood samples from infants who died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDS had high levels of serotonin, a chemical that carries signals along and between nerves, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. The finding raises the possibility that a test could be developed to distinguish SIDS cases from other causes of sleep-related, unexpected infant death. The study, led by Robin L. Haynes, Ph.D., of Boston Children s Hosp ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 4
Work-life balance in medicine with a side gig
Many pre-med students share one goal acceptance at a top medical school to become a great physician. The myriad challenges of school prepare them for the ultimate responsibility of protecting their patients health. But what about these new doctors and their own health
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 3
Feeling Lonely? Talk to a Woman
If you re human, you ve felt lonely at least once or twice. If you re a straight woman, you ve likely craved the tender embrace of a man when this loneliness hits. But women should know that a vast and growing body of research suggests that men comforting as they may be are the less skilled gender when it comes to creating meaningful connections the type of connections that alleviate loneliness. The research suggests, in fact, that women are better at prov ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jul 3
Paul Booth’s Dark Path to Enlightenment
For some people, tattoos can be a fun form of self-expression and rebellion. But for artist Paul Booth , tattoos are an opportunity for individuals to confront and overcome their deepest fears. While the natural instinct for many people is to avoid and suppress unwanted emotions in order to feel better, psychological research suggests that suppression has a paradoxical effect suppressing one s emotions can increase, rather than reduce negative affect. In c ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jul 3
Large Study Finds Pet Owners Are Different
You ve read the headlines Puppy Love Pet Owners Are Happier, Healthier and How Pets Save Us Billions Every Year In Health Care Costs It is true that a lot of studies have reported that pet owners have better physical and mental health than people who do not live with companion animals. But, as I have pointed out in previous Psychology Today posts, the results of this body of research have been mixed here and here . Further, we do not don t know whether get ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jul 3
Theory of Mind: Understanding Others in a Social World
What is Theory of Mind The core concepts involved in Theory of Mind are beliefs, desires, and intentions, which are used to understand why someone acts in a certain way or to predict how someone will act Kloo et al., 2010 . Overall, Theory of Mind involves understanding another person s knowledge, beliefs, emotions, and intentions and using that understanding to navigate social situations. A commonly used task to measure Theory of Mind is a false-belief ta ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jul 3
Memory Training Produces Lasting Effects
I first got interested in memory training at age 15 when my dad was a salesman for the Dale Carnegie leadership course, which included a section on memory training. My dad taught me some tricks that enabled me to memorize the gist of what was on every page of a magazine, by page number, in 30 minutes. I used to put on demonstrations for prospective enrollees. Before the recruitment meeting started, the leader would tell the audience, Everybody see Billy he ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jul 3
Is Sexual Shame Worth Preserving?
In a recent video interview , advice columnist, author, political and sexual advocate Dan Savage questioned whether getting rid of sexual shaming is even possible. Further, he went on to question whether sexual shaming might sometimes be useful I ve recently begun a new project , NoMoreSexShame on Youtube, exploring how sexual shame has impacted people, and more so, how they overcame it. Dan Savage shared how he started his advice column Savage Love with t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jul 3
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